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Offord Road flooding: Homes damaged and Caledonian Road closed due to burst pipe

PUBLISHED: 09:09 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 29 October 2018

The flooding in Offord Road. Picture: Kai Cheng

The flooding in Offord Road. Picture: Kai Cheng

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Dozens of firefighters have this morning been dealing with a burst water main in Offord Road that has resulted in flood-hit properties and rush-hour road closures.

Firefighters at the scene of the burst pipe. Picture: Kai ChengFirefighters at the scene of the burst pipe. Picture: Kai Cheng

Water has been streaming down into Caledonian Road, which has been taped off between Wheelwright Street and Copenhagen Street.

Basements are said to be damaged by water and people are being evacuated from their homes.

Six fire engines and 40 firefighters from Islington, Euston, Shoreditch, Soho and other surrounding stations are trying to stop other properties being flooded.

Hundreds of homes in Islington and Holloway are said to be without water and Thames Water is now investigating.

Floodwater in Offord Road. Picture: Kai ChengFloodwater in Offord Road. Picture: Kai Cheng

In a statement on Twitter, the water firm said: “We’re aware some customers in N1 and N7 are experiencing no water/low pressure. This is due to a burst water main on Offord Road.”

An Islington Council spokesperson said: “We’ve been working this morning with the fire brigade, police and Thames Water to help deal with a water leak in Offord Road.

“We’ve been laying sandbags, closed some local roads at the request of police and now we are bringing fresh drinking water to vulnerable people living nearby.”

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